In preparation for the upcoming Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival, the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday. It will be closed all day Saturday and will reopen at noon on Sunday for the fun-filled festival that runs to 6 p.m.
The Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival brings books to life and families and individuals together for celebrity and author readings, book signings, entertainment, food and much more. Many well-known authors like baseball player Jim Abbott, former OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, chef and TV host Steven Raichlen and actress Molly Ringwald will appear.
Along with meeting their favorite authors inside the community center, festival-goers will experience life in the Middle Ages at neighboring Oso Viejo Park with live demonstrations of archery, knights in battle, catapult launching and craft activities for all ages. The event includes a live chess game on a life-size board, celebrity and author readings, book signings and sales and fabulous fare.
For more information about the Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival, visit mvreadersfestival.org. Information about the community center is available by calling 949-470-3062.